[Bug 59695] Re: High frequency of load/unload cycles on some hard disks may shorten lifetime
snaury at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 10:09:30 UTC 2008
I had an exactly the same issue with my Samsung drive, I suspect this
could be happening because of overheating or some other hardware problem
causing superclicks if heads are not parked for more than a minute or
so. I'm tired of repeating that disabling power management is *not* a
solution. Minimizing disk access is. And that's what laptop-mode is for.
Please see my comments:
As well as a recent bug report to fix laptop-mode not working on
I'm surprised that it works so well for me for so long (despite
constantly fighting ubuntu "fixes") and yet there are no comments from
developers or anyone else.
High frequency of load/unload cycles on some hard disks may shorten lifetime
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